Churchlandpalooza

Ruthlessly reductionistic John Bickle has the website up for Churchlandpalooza, AKA the University of Cincinnati 44th Annual Philosophy Colloquium: The Churchlands (May 15-17, 2008). The website has links to abstracts of the talks and photographic evidence that I may have the largest head in all of neurophilosophy.

6 Responses to “Churchlandpalooza”

  1. Eric Thomson says:

    That looks like a great conference. Oh I’m very tempted to drive up there and buy you that beer I owe you….is it free and open to random people like me?

  2. Pete Mandik says:

    Dude, you should totally do that. I can’t imagine that they would turn you away or make you pay. And I wouldn’t call you ‘random’. Unless you want me to: “Random Thomson”. Anyway, shoot Bickle an email to be sure. You might even mention that you, you know, know about brains and stuff.

  3. Your paper “Consciousness without Subjectivity” sounds very interesting….any online versions anywhere?

  4. Pete Mandik says:

    Hi Gary! No online versions yet. I’m putting the finishing touches on a talk-version that I’ll be presenting at Toward a Science of Consciousness in Tuscon next week. When I get back, I’ll get an online version up. In the meantime, maybe you wanna check out my online “Neurophilosophy of Subjectivity” of which “Consciousness without Subjectivity” will be the sequel.

  5. Pete Mandik says:

    P.S. “Consciousness without Subjectivity” is, in part, a response to Torin Alter’s “Phenomenal Knowledge Without Experience” which itself is, in part, a response to “Neurophil of Subjectivity”.

    Torin’s paper is available here:
    http://www.as.ua.edu/philos/talter/PKWE.pdf

  6. Darn, I wish I had known about this. I would have gone, for sure. Someone please keep me in the loop, if anything like this ever happens again.